466 OLD HOOK RD Suite 28
Sun: Closed, Mon-Tues 9:30am-5:00pm, Wed-Fri: 9:30 am-3:00 pm, Sat: Closed
We are a solo primary care practice and operate independently from a hospital or multi-specialty group. The practice was established over 30 years ago and has its place in the local community. We survive and are thriving despite stiff competition from all the surrounding multispecialty groups because people prefer the old fashioned, slower paced style and the personal touch that our patients receive.
Unlike the oversized multi-specialty groups in the area, we are slower paced, kind, personal and compassionate. We are also efficient in returning calls, renewing prescriptions, scheduling appointments and discussing test results. Dr Mastrianno is on staff at two local hospitals. He is an excellent diagnostician and is well known and respected by his peers. Dr Mastrianno has been chosen as a NJ Top Doctor over multiple years.
Internists and family practice physicians (PCPs) represent the traditional primary care workforce. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants have also entered the primary care arena due to a shortage of medical doctors going into this field. Internists undergo extensive training including four years of medical school and at least three years in an accredited hospital residency program. Many of us become board certified in our specialties. We are also subject to passing periodic recertification exams and earning yearly credits to maintain our license and certifications.
Family practice and internist are two different types of doctors who have different scopes and settings of practice. A family practice doctor cares for patients of all ages. while an internist only treats adults typically starting at about 18 years old. A family practitioner addresses a large breath of topic, including pediatrics, maternity care, gynecology, sports medicine, and mental health, more or less, a "Jack of All Trades". An internist is educated in complex conditions and deals with problems in the organs and internal systems. Many of them go on to become cardiologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, rheumatologists, etc.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are the least educated and are not required to complete a residency or specialty program prior to entering the job market.